1996-2000

Announcement Date: December 31, 2000

Establishment of SE Michigan chapter of global MIT entrepreneurship and innovation support forum for innovation education programming and networking, known as MITEF Great Lakes.  Combination of MIT alumni, entrepreneurship supporters and start-up support groups.

 

  • Establishment of SE Michigan chapter of global MIT entrepreneurship and new enterprise forum for innovation education programming and networking, known as MITEF Great Lakes
  • Combination of MIT alumni and SE-Michigan innovation supporters
  • Leading-edge technology satellite broadcasts from MIT
  • Quarterly programming events with multiple partners, including business acceleration and promotion groups for Wayne State University (became TechTown Detroit) and Oakland County (became Automation Alley)